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BlueArc Intros Titan 2500

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - BlueArc® Corporation, a market leader in scalable, high-performance unified storage, today announced the introduction of the Titan 2500 storage system as the flagship model in the company’s Titan 2000 storage system family, joining the Titan 2100 and Titan 2200 systems. In addition to the market-leading performance, scalability and software suite offered by BlueArc’s Titan 2000 family, the Titan 2500 model features a new dual 10 gigabit network module, offering customers the option to reduce complexity and recognize the full potential of their next-generation networks, and BlueArc’s protocol acceleration module, enabling Windows server consolidation.

Today’s IT infrastructures see a highly scalable Ethernet network as a key component to enable improved product quality, enhanced collaboration and reduced time to market. Leading companies are coping with today’s data deluge by deploying ever-increasing network capabilities, from yesterday’s 100-megabit networks to today’s 1-gigabit and 10-gigabit infrastructures. Yet, for customers operating 10-gigabit Ethernet network environments, traditional storage servers have proven unable to deliver throughput capable of saturating the network, requiring them to deploy multiple devices, aggregate multiple network switches, or throttle application demand. In contrast, BlueArc’s unique hardware architecture, featuring a 40-gigabit backplane, delivers a scalable hardware platform designed to fully support 10 gigabits of traffic bidirectionally, in a single unified network storage system.

"The introduction of BlueArc's Titan 2500 further extends the company's well-established record in leading the market with innovative network storage solutions that deliver real-world customer benefits," said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at StorageIO. "With the addition of this new model to the company's already-impressive product family, BlueArc is poised to continue the company's remarkable growth in both high performance environments and enterprise consolidation. With 10 Gigabit Ethernet becoming table stakes for iSCSI and NAS connectivity, simply adding a faster adapter does not guarantee better performance. For enterprise consolidation, server virtualization and other I/O demanding applications, a combination of 10 gigabit Ethernet and a robust storage system like the Titan 2500 is needed to address storage performance bottlenecks and improve storage service delivery."

BlueArc Corp.